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Scaffolding - Inspection and Awareness


This course was designed to give instruction on the safe erection, inspection, tagging and dismantling of Scaffolding in a residential or commercial environment.

The course will contain both in depth theory and hands-on practical portions. 

PRE-REQUISIT: Fall Protection



· Ensure students understand the applicable OHS Regulations and CSA Standards

· Ensure students know how to complete a hazard and risk assessment through site inspection and documentation

· Explain Tie in methods and proper bracing

· Provide information to students and ensure their understanding of material handling and tools needed for scaffolding erection

· Provide commonly used hand signals for scaffolding

· Demonstrate and practice inspections and tagging of scaffolds and  components

· Demonstrate and practice the safe use of Scaffolding from the planning stage to dismantling of each scaffolding type; Tube & Clamp, Frame and System.  



Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Safe Erection of Towers

Chapter 3: Providing Access

Chapter 4: Braces and Ties


· A pass mark of 70% must be obtained on exam in order to proceed to the practical portion.


Practical portion of course consists of:

· Pre-Use inspection of scaffolding equipment

· Proper erection/inspection/tagging/dismantling of scaffolds

· Documenting inspections

· Installing proper tagging systems (Green, Yellow or Red)


· Students will also be graded on their abilities to meet the requirements and standards covered in this course. 

· Any number of days can be added for practical depending on the client’s needs.

· Minimum of 2 days practical recommended.